SafetyDirect Platform Launched on Volvo Trucks

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Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement

ELYRIA, Ohio – July 1, 2021 – Bendix announces the release of its powerful fifth- generation SafetyDirect Processor (SDP5™ Full) on the Volvo VNL, VNR, and VHD models from Volvo Trucks North America.

The SDP5 Full processor – delivering new capabilities for the online SafetyDirect platform by Bendix – enables not previously available features, including a digital video recorder (DVR) that continuously records up to 145 hours of streaming video from Bendix’s forward-facing camera, a new high-definition color driver-facing camera, and an internal battery backup to help prevent data loss.

Using a more powerful processor and software, the SDP5 Full technology is the latest step in the evolution of the SafetyDirect system technology roadmap aimed at offering fleets more valuable information and options to enhance vehicle, driver, and roadway safety.

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SafetyDirect is fully integrated with Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA), the comprehensive driver assistance system that utilizes Bendix’s flagship collision mitigation technology, Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™.

In late 2020, Volvo Trucks released the SDP5™ Base processor on its Volvo VNL, VNR, and VHD vehicles, with Wi-Fi connectivity and a DVR with lower storage capacity. The SDP5 Base processor remains a factory-installed option with the introduction of the SDP5 Full option.

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“Fleets have long turned to Volvo Trucks with safety being top of mind, and Bendix is a proud partner of Volvo when it comes to helping equip its vehicles and its drivers with the most advanced safety systems on the road,” said TJ Thomas, Bendix director of marketing and customer solutions – Controls. “With this next generation of SafetyDirect® technology, we’re delivering features that have topped the lists of fleet feedback on how we could make these systems even more effective in supporting their drivers and safe vehicle operation.”

The complete announcement can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.